Dreams: Illuminations of Our Deepest Emerging Self

Friday, November 18, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and
Saturday, November 19 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

We are part of the 13.8 billion year cosmic story—a mosaic of brilliant fragments. Every night, we are given dreams that serve our own health and wholeness.  Illuminations, as it were, into our deepest emerging Self. Jung writes, “The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night.” Our inclination is to want to know the dream’s meaning often by looking outside of our self for understanding. And yet, as Jeremy Taylor teaches us, “Only you the dreamer can say with any certainty what meanings your dreams may hold.”

The intention of this retreat is to support the dreamer’s capacity for entering into a deeper relationship with the images, colors, sounds and stories given to us in our dreams.  The interplay of poetry, symbols, focusing, and touch drawing will help us enter this relationship.

Please bring one or two written dreams to explore.  All sharing of dreams and insights will be optional.


Carol Burling MA, DMin, has been a lifelong learner in the area of human development, focusing on spiritual development, shame, loss and grief, and resiliency. She works in Minneapolis as a spiritual director and as a program manager for Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center.


Weaver,stained glass artist and spiritual director Dennis Galvin, FSC, incorporates dream work (certified through the Haden institute) and sand/symbol work in retreats and continuing adult formation for the Midwest Province of Christian Brothers.


WHEN: Friday, November 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and
Saturday, November 19, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

COST: $140.00, includes meals and supplies.

Registration for this program is now closed.